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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On her fourth album, Lizz Wright returns to her gospel roots after writing her own material on 2008's The Orchard. Typically, however, this is hardly a traditional collection of faith-based songs. Wright does include a medley of old spirituals including "Up Above My Head," and she closes the proceedings with "Amazing Grace." But her idea of gospel is highly eclectic, also encompassing the Gladys Knight & the Pips hit "I've Got to Use My Imagination" and Jimi Hendrix's "In from the Storm," neither of which seem particularly religious, as well as Eric Clapton's "Presence of the Lord." Wright also draws material from a clutch of black female contemporaries and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On her fourth album, Lizz Wright returns to her gospel roots after writing her own material on 2008's The Orchard. Typically, however, this is hardly a traditional collection of faith-based songs. Wright does include a medley of old spirituals including "Up Above My Head," and she closes the proceedings with "Amazing Grace." But her idea of gospel is highly eclectic, also encompassing the Gladys Knight & the Pips hit "I've Got to Use My Imagination" and Jimi Hendrix's "In from the Storm," neither of which seem particularly religious, as well as Eric Clapton's "Presence of the Lord." Wright also draws material from a clutch of black female contemporaries and influences including Me'Shell Ndegéocello, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Joan Wasser, and Angélique Kidjo as she ranges from neo-soul to African-styled folk-rock music. The disparate sources are united by Wright's distinctive and powerful alto voice, which anchors the music and provides a stylistic through-line, no matter what the nominal genre. This is an unusually somber type of gospel, as Wright favors moodiness over fervor in her statements of faith. That is especially true at the end, when she presents "Amazing Grace" in an ambient, funereal mood. Listeners should expect to be moved by these performances, but not to be cheered.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2010
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • UPC: 602527470900
  • Catalog Number: 001467302
  • Sales rank: 15,304

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lizz Wright Primary Artist, Vocals
Bernice Johnson Reagon Background Vocals
Oren Bloedow Guitar
Alfredo Alias Drums
Rocky Bryant Drums
Angélique Kidjo Vocals
MeShell NdegeOcello Bass
Toshi Reagon Background Vocals
Marvin Sewell Guitar, Slide Guitar, Ebo
Fred Walcott Percussion, Shaker
Joan Wasser Violin, Background Vocals
Marcelle Davies-Lashley Choir, Chorus
Robin Macatangay Guitar
Dave Cook Piano
Todd Sickafoose Acoustic Bass
Jano Rix Drums
Mimi Jones Acoustic Bass
Glen Patscha Piano, Keyboards, Pump Organ, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
Nick D'amato Bass
Randy Jeter Choir, Chorus
Nacho Arimany Percussion, Tambourine, Cajon
Kenny Banks Piano, Background Vocals
Karma M. Johnson Choir, Chorus
Josette Newsam-Marchak Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Jason C. Walker Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Gerry Goffin Composer
Barry Goldberg Composer
Bernice Johnson Reagon Arranger, Composer
Brian Bacchus Producer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Eric Clapton Composer
Jimi Hendrix Composer
Angélique Kidjo Composer
Kevin Killen Engineer
MeShell NdegeOcello Composer
John Newton Composer
Toshi Reagon Arranger, Producer
Joan Wasser Composer
Hollis King Art Direction
Gloria Griffin Composer
Traditional Composer
Lizz Wright Arranger, Composer
Dahlia Ambach-Caplin Executive Producer
Oya Kupula Composer
Kenny Banks Arranger
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  • Posted March 13, 2011

    Highly Recommend!

    This is a wonderful eclectic composition of "old school" R&B, Baptist Church gospel, with a little folk and country thrown in for good measure.
    I especially like the old time gospel favorites, that take me back to my hometown church, when the sistah's in the church would double-clap their hands and beat the tamberines to the upbeat tunes that we sang at the top of our lungs, praising the Lord.
    I love this CD.

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